On 5 December, Powys County Council was fined £130,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after details of a child protection case were sent to the wrong recipient, having been included in an envelope with a different report. This is the highest monetary penalty imposed to date.
Worcestershire County Council and North Somerset Council have both been fined this month by the Information Commissioner’s Office (£80,000 and £60,000 respectively) after sending emails containing sensitive information to unintended recipients.
See OBEP’s Article dated 09/11/2011 below on previous penalties: How the loss of a laptop can lead to a hefty fine.
Recent monetary penalties from the Information Commissioner’s Office show the importance of implementing formal data protection controls.
A cutting edge judgment from the European Court of Justice on trade mark infringement relating to the use of Google ‘AdWords’.
Highlights some key considerations on the legal protection of business names and logos.
Published by Contractor UK (www.contractoruk.com), this article addresses a question posted by an IT service provider: Contractors’ Questions: Does leaving me unpaid reduce their right to IP? The response explores potential rights and options when a customer fails to pay you for your work.